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Can I use my hand stamp in a press?

Q- I have an R-Buster hand stamp for marking mild steel. I was only marking 25-50 parts per day.

My business has taken off and the volume is now over 200 per day. I would like to use a press to make the marking process more consistent and faster. Is it safe to use a hand stamp in a press holder?

 

A- Safe yes. Recommended no. The non character end of the hand stamp is drawn back (soft), if used in a press, you run the risk of the soft end mushrooming out and getting stuck. I would suggest getting a press style stamp.

Use the link below to see a few examples of press style stamp designs.

http://www.columbiamt.com/CMT-Marking-Stamps/Custom_Stamps-Dies.html

 

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